Bellbird Hill

Re: Bellbird Hill

Postby Xplora » Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:35 pm

Have a great ride gentlemen. My accident has meant that testing out the new 36 chainring would be a little "unwise". Quite a bit of bruising around the knees. At least it's the top of them, on the bottom is embarrassing :lol:
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Re: Bellbird Hill

Postby Webby84 » Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:19 am

In like flynn


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Re: Bellbird Hill

Postby Webby84 » Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:20 pm

Does it suit if i meet you guys 5.25am at Maccas?


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Re: Bellbird Hill

Postby rogan » Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:11 pm

yes - should be fine
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Re: Bellbird Hill

Postby eon » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:19 am

Thanks for the ride/hurt guys. slowly making progress on that segment.
I had set a Strava goal @44min for "Col de Kurrajong 1st cat"

Legs felt mushy as hell yesterday and i got dropped well before the pinch at the cafe.
But am surprised i got PB(43:03) as i was on granny (39x27) from the bottom. I definitely know i can better my time yesterday. :D
must be the thought of "don't get dropped, don't get dropped, don't get dropped", then "don't get dropped too far". :lol: that kept me going.

10/06 147bpm 01:00:41
04/07 154bpm 00:53:39
14/07 153bpm 00:46:58
21/07 159bpm 00:45:20
28/07 153bpm 00:46:08 (stopped at petrol station at begining of segment)
18/08 158bpm 00:44:02 (stopped 10meters before end of segment )
22/09 149bpm 00:43:03

Next target 42min. :)
I'll struggle to climb anywhere as quick as you guys but I sure will try hold on till my lungs and legs blow up. =)

Thanks again.
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Re: Bellbird Hill

Postby Xplora » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:06 am

Have you been using Golden Cheetah to check your Quarq data? I just picked up the Hunter/Coggan PM book, and it covers a few really useful analytics that you'd be able to get genuine info from, given that you're mainly focussing on the one particular segment. The fact that you had to spin, and still managed to PR by a whole minute (!!!) implies you aren't really going to get ideal power in the higher gears. The climb is just too long to expect you will sprint it. Given you've spent the money to get the tool, another 15 bucks isn't worth stressing over ;)
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Re: Bellbird Hill

Postby eon » Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:41 pm

I think a majority of the time gained was from the river to the CAFE, cos from the CAFE to WARK, i had done better previously.
Yesterday effort was 10W avg less than the past tries and the HR was also almost 10beats lower for that 40min+ section.
Thats as much analysis from me.. lol. not really using any tool except Strava.

Quarq was for curiosity but your right i should use it more efficiently - atm its just another number which i'm not quite sure what to do about. =(

Will need to chat to ya more next time we get a ride in about it.
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Re: Bellbird Hill

Postby Xplora » Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:01 pm

Well Strava is *&%^(AT)# for power analysis so dump it. :lol:

I just looked at your segment. Notice you're up and down like crazy, before settling in. You'd probably benefit from putting in less energy into the flats and just focus on TTing up the hill. Likely your FTP is higher than Strava has decided as well. Looks like there is ample room for improvement - best thing is you can pace using the Quarq, so you don't have to get too stressed about where they are - having a minute of kick once you are past the S's would be more useful than being closer, and being ready to blow up. ;)

http://www.amazon.com/Training-Racing-Power-Meter-ebook/dp/B007WZ55XI/ref=pd_ys_ir_all_1
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Re: Bellbird Hill

Postby TimW » Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:25 pm

I am winning the bet atm going as to how many times xplora mentions the word Quarq, since the ebay purchase, nearly every post so far :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll: :roll:
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Re: Bellbird Hill

Postby stickgc » Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:35 pm

If I recall correctly a wise man once said you just "ride til you vomit". :wink:

Someone I ride with occaisionaly actually :wink: :wink:

Someone on this thread too :wink: :wink: :wink:

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Re: Bellbird Hill

Postby leximack » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:00 pm

i think I "may" have to join in on the next bellbird adventure. I said "may" but its warming up a bit now so much more chance of me getting out at stupid o'clock.
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Re: Bellbird Hill

Postby michaelten » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:13 pm

TimW wrote:I am winning the bet atm going as to how many times xplora mentions the word Quarq, since the ebay purchase, nearly every post so far :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll: :roll:



:lol: :lol: :lol:
Was it really a fair bet?
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Re: Bellbird Hill

Postby TimW » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:17 pm

Lol not really Michael , the next bet will be a ripper though!!!!!!!!'n
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Re: Bellbird Hill

Postby eon » Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:35 am

stickgc wrote:"ride til you vomit". :wink:

lol. :lol: vomit i nearly did last time i rode with ya up Galston Gorge.
You gotta come up WARK one of these days. Need that tempo. :wink:

Can go at 3am and back by 7am if your worried about the cars. :lol:
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Re: Bellbird Hill

Postby stickgc » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:04 pm

eon wrote:Can go at 3am and back by 7am if your worried about the cars. :lol:


Darn it! I'm washing my hair that morning :mrgreen:
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Re: Bellbird Hill

Postby Croozin » Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:06 pm

Hey guys, bit OT but is it best to sign up for the masters on the 1/10 or before??? Like now?
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Re: Bellbird Hill

Postby Xplora » Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:32 pm

Need to sign up on 1st October
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Re: Bellbird Hill

Postby Xplora » Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:24 pm

Anyone up for Sunday morning?
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Re: Bellbird Hill

Postby brendan c » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:09 pm

Yep! See if I can improve my time from 6months ago, I didn't really know where to stop then but I've got a time for the Bellbird segment and a few others, I went up Bowen Mtn first that day. Bowen killed me in the 34/23 coz I didn't know the last 500m stayed above 12% and kicked around that right hander at 185bpm and then just saw a wall in front of me. I think I'm a bit lighter now too, and I've got bitch gears :)
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Re: Bellbird Hill

Postby Croozin » Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:10 pm

I'm up for the wark n Bowen together if anyone's keen?
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Re: Bellbird Hill

Postby Xplora » Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:38 pm

Won't have time for Bowen, let alone the legs lol
eon, what's your plans?
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Re: Bellbird Hill

Postby eon » Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:49 am

Xplora wrote:eon, what's your plans?


Woulda loved to go up wark, but i'm hitting dirt sunday arvo. Scott 25Hour is on next weekend so i need me to learn how to ride dirt... :)
Have fun and stay safe boys !!!!
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Re: Bellbird Hill

Postby Xplora » Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:30 am

I think that means we can sleep in a bit gents :D 6:30am at Merrivale Maccas?
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Re: Bellbird Hill

Postby eon » Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:24 am

Xplora wrote:I think that means we can sleep in a bit gents :D 6:30am at Merrivale Maccas?

Why not keep to tradition. :P there's light at 5:15am already. :D :lol:
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Re: Bellbird Hill

Postby Xplora » Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:33 am

Sleep deprivation and recovering from a cold, that's why!
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